Colombia in September

Colombia weather in September

Avg. temperature: 25°C / 77°FSun: 7 Hrs per day (sunshine) / 11 Hrs per day (daylight)
Rain: 117 mm per monthAvg. humidity: 80%

Visiting Colombia in September

While the driest months are between December and March, if you’re visiting Colombia in September you’ll be pleased to hear that the country is experiencing a mini dry-season! 

The temperature in Colombia in September is a pleasant average of 25°C / 77°F. Sunny days and warm weather sweep the country so it’s the perfect time to explore the cities or relax on the beaches along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

Things to do in Colombia in September

Salsa ‘til the sun goes down in Cali

Vibrant Cali is known as the “Rumba Capital of Colombia” and, more impressively, the “Salsa Capital of the World”. An energetic city with an infectious buzzing culture, the warm people of Cali are famed for their devotion to dance in a place where there’s music playing on every corner you turn, from shops and grocery stores to the rural suburbs of the Cauca Valley.

If you’re visiting in September, you will be just in time for the annual World Salsa Festival, which is held in Cali in the middle of the month. National and international Salsa stars perform at the festival alongside bands and musical artists as the city comes together to celebrate the dance that makes it famous. More than 5,000 performers take to the stage for the 45,000 plus attendees over the course of four days. Expect flamboyant costumes, passionate performances and wonderful workshops throughout the event, and unleash your inner dancer in an experience like no other!

Whale away the time on the Pacific coast

Between June and November Colombia’s Pacific coast is rife with humpback whales, which thrive in the warmth of the waves and come here to give birth to their young. Having travelled more than 8,000 km from the South Pole, thousands of visitors come from far and wide to experience the natural wonder and sight large groups of whales who perform by jumping majestically in the water for all to see.

If you’re visiting Colombia in September, this is the ideal time for whale watching. Some of the best places to make sightings are in more remote areas, including Nuquí, one of the most biodiverse places in the world, and Chocó, nestled on the north Pacific coast.

Watch baby sea turtles take their first steps

Also in the Chocó region is Estación Septiembre, located just 5km from El Valle. A turtle nesting station where, between June and December, sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs (up to 80 eggs per turtle!). Best observed at night, they arrive in their hundreds which makes for a truly spectacular sight. From September, the turtles begin to hatch and make their first steps off the shore and into the Pacific Ocean. 

Accommodation in Colombia in September

September in Colombia is the time when most tourists have retreated and are unaware of this ‘min-dry’ season. This means that the costs for flights and accommodation become a little more reduced than normal. Choose your accommodations of choice and experience a lighter city atmosphere without the the crowds. Tours will be less populated, and restaurants won’t be as packed as the dry/high season. September is truly an underrated time to visit Colombia and should definitely be considered when planning your trip to Colombia.

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